Another year! A fresh start! The older I get the more grateful I am for each year and day that I have before me.
Like most of you I started writing down a list of goals for this year. As I did I came across a wonderful quote by Dave Ramsey.
“A goal without a plan is just a dream.”
What a great statement! I can’t believe how many times I have made a list of goals, only to find them unreached. I think I forgot to plan out my goals! So this month I am trying to fill in some details for each of my goals.
Goal: Exercise regularly
Plan: Work out three times a week
Monday-5:30pm Cardio Fitness Wednesday-4:00pm Machines and Treadmill Friday-9:00am Walk around the neighborhood
I might actually meet this goal this time! Of course, I have other goals relating to my spiritual goals, my educational goals, my relationship goals… But as my daughter reminded me, every goal cannot be the number one priority. Some things must become lesser goals.
One of my top priorities is finishing my degree. Yikes! It’s scary to even write that one out publicly. But it’s something I’ve started and stopped working on for many years. It’s time to get it finished!
In order to do that, I need to cut some other priorities out of my life. For me, that required putting in my resignation for my job working for the Wycliffe Europe Area office. This was a tough one for me because I’ve absolutely loved my work the last 3 1/2 years and I’ve loved the relationships that came out of my role. But with the distance between Charlotte, NC and Germany growing larger, along with wanting to take some classes locally, it was time to give it up. I hope that as I improve my writing and communication skills I can be used in a greater way for the Lord in the future.
What are your goals for this year? I’d love to hear from you. We can keep each other accountable! Family is always a priority for me. We enjoyed ours over the holidays as you can see from the photo below.
January 22, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Way to go, Anne! I’m proud of you!